Gusts break frames, rip targets, delay start of matches
Port Clinton, Ohio - For the first time in history, Camp Perry's High Power Championships and Mid-Range Championships are delayed due to wind.
Notorious for it's occasional brutal conditions, the National Matches experienced blasts so strong this morning that targets were strewn across the range. Start time for the Appreciation Cup, the day's first match, has been pushed back to noon ... if the winds subside. Should shooting resume before the wind fully dies down, expect some interesting scores as competitors are forced to wrestle with the wind.
In the meantime, enjoy some photos from yesterday's Army Cup, the High Power Championship's first taste of a match at 600 yards. Shooters will return twice more to that distance, once later today in the Air Force Cup and for the championship's final match tomorrow, the Crowell Trophy Match.
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